Jenn Granneman, founder of Introvert, Dear

Hi, Fellow Introverts!

*waves shyly*

I’m Jenn Granneman, the founder of Introvert, Dear. I started this website in 2013 as my personal blog. I was living with an extroverted roommate, dating an extroverted man, and working an extroverted job (teaching). I wanted to write about what it was like being an introvert living in an extrovert’s world. In true introvert form, I wrote the blog anonymously for almost two years; I had no desire to be in the spotlight! Today, the blog has grown into the world’s largest online community for introverts, and it features “quiet” voices from all over the world, not just my voice.

I live a pleasantly boring life in St. Paul, Minnesota. Follow me on Twitter.

My Books

Sensitive: The Hidden Power of the Highly Sensitive Person in a Loud, Fast, Too-Much World, to be published by Harmony in March 2023

The Secret Lives of Introverts, published by Skyhorse in 2017

Media

I blog for Psychology Today; my work has appeared on HuffPost, Susan Cain’s Quiet RevolutionUpworthyThe MightyThe MuseMotherly, and a number of other outlets. I have also been featured on the BBC and in the Washington PostBuzzfeedGlamour magazine, The Oprah Magazine, and Bored Panda. Previously I co-hosted the Introvert, Dear Podcast (we’re not currently recording new episodes).

Contact Me

Got a general question? Email [email protected].

Email me at [email protected]. Please note that due to limitations on my time, I am not able to give advice about personal situations.

My Mission

With the help of “quiet ones” around the world, I’m on a mission: to show introverts and highly sensitive people that it’s okay to be who they are. You’re not broken because you’re quiet. There’s nothing wrong with you because you enjoy spending time alone.

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Why Is the Blog Called Introvert, Dear?

When I chose the name Introvert, Dear, I imagined a wise, older woman inviting a troubled young introvert to lie down on a fancy chaise lounge in the kind of therapy session you might see in a movie. The older woman began her worldly advice by saying, “Now, introvert, dear…” It’s weird, I know, but welcome to my brain!

Comment Policy

This website is a safe space for introverts. Thoughtful, respectful comments are welcome. Comments that demean or insult will be deleted.